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Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign OL Coach Marc Colombo Through 2019

Hiring six new positional coaches and a coordinator prior to the 2018-19 season, the saw plenty of success with this turnover – rebounding from a 3-5 start to reach the before having their season end at the LA Rams. At arguably their most important position, the admitted to hiring the wrong fit when was fired mid-season. Very fortunately, Alexander’s assistant was ready to step up and become one of the most respected coaches on the staff, with former Cowboys Marc Colombo receiving a new contract as OL Coach through next season.

The team announced that Colombo would return on Tuesday. The day prior, said he expects to be ready for the entirety of the program. The two-time 1st Team All-Pro missed the entire season dealing with Gillian-Barre Syndrome.

There’s still work to be done this offseason for the Cowboys to maintain their usual standard on the offensive line. Just days removed from the end of the season, in which the Cowboys became the first playoff squad since 1988 to start all players under the age of 30, the Dallas OL is in great position and should remain an overwhelming strength under Colombo.

With set to return to a backup role and Xavier Su’a-Filo under contract, even the Cowboys depth up front is built up nicely well before or the Draft. Cam Fleming and are the Cowboys offensive linemen with expiring contracts.

The Cowboys averaged 136.9 rush yards per game under Alexander, who introduced an unfamiliar scheme to established veterans like and . Alexander’s time as the Cowboys OL Coach also stunted the growth of , who finished the season strong once returning to the starting lineup.

The Cowboys allowed 56 this season, 23 of which (41%) came in the six games under Alexander. Colombo had served as Alexander’s assistant, believed to be a candidate to run his own OL room at some point.

When that opportunity came sooner than expected, the Cowboys brought back former offensive line coach Hudson Houck to assist Colombo.

A projected starting lineup of Smith, Williams, Frederick, Martin, and La’el Collins is what Colombo and Houck will have to look forward to when the takes the field in 2019 – along with rushing champion and fourth-year .

Colombo described himself as the “luckiest guy on the planet,” when asked about his opportunity to continue with his former team.

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Written by Sean Martin

Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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